How About Those Apples?

When I lived in the Midwest, Fall was the time when my wife and I headed to the local orchard to pick apples.  We would arrive at

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confession, penance, sacrament, sin, reconciliation

Confession’s Sacrament

Bless Me Father, For I Have Sinned. “Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It has been…” Words known even before my First Communion rush back

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Trading Anger for Love

The first time I actually realized I had an anger issue was about a year ago while attending a retreat.  A deacon (now priest) prayed

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I Am Blind and Deaf

Early one brisk January evening a few years ago, I was driving to a speaking engagement at a parish in North Seattle. As I exited

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Depression: Down, But Not Out

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at any given time, approximately 3 % of adults have major depression, also

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Clean Slate

My bride and I  went to Confession last week on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, and once again I pitied the poor priest who had

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